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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Two departments, two awards, one night

SATF Awards

Members of the Brighton/Commerce City Victim Services Unit and The Brighton/Commerce City Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF)  recently accepted awards at the 17th Judicial District Victim Assistance Law Enforcement (VALE) National Crime Victims’ Rights Week  (NCVRW) Reception: the Sean May Award and Gayle Volyles Award.  

Chief of Police Paul Southard accepted the Sean May Award on behalf of the SATF for “outstanding leadership that has resulted in a measurable difference in services for victims of crime.” 

“Sean May was such a leader and tremendous prosecutor here in the 17th Judicial District and his time with us tragically cut short,” Victim Services Manager Kim Messina said.  “It is so gratifying to be recognized by our peers for the work in which we feel so strongly about.”

Victim Advocate Shasta Baca received the Gayle Volyles Award for “outstanding direct victim services provider.”

"I feel very honored to have received the Gayle Volyles Award and very thankful for the Brighton Police Department and the Commerce City Police Department for all of their support," Baca said.  

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week took place April 7-13. 

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